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Past Webinars

This member-only archive of our past webinars includes a list of topics organized by category and a list in reverse chronological order below. You can click on the links for each webinar to access webinar recordings, presentation slides, and any handouts associated with webinars.

Recent Webinars

Websites: A Guide to the Basics
How (and Why) to Start an AAUP Chapter
Emails and Action Network
Shared Governance during a Crisis
Financial Exigency and Program Elimination during the COVID-19 pandemic
2020 Summer Institute Webinars (topics include organizing during the pandemic, chapter democracy, and many more)
Digital Engagement and Mobilization during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Bargaining in Times of Economic Uncertainty
Remote Teaching and Its Impact on Intellectual Property

Academic Freedom

Academic Freedom in the Classroom

Faculty Handbooks and Policy Basics

Faculty Handbooks as Enforceable Contracts
Strengthening Faculty Handbooks

Shared Governance

Shared Governance during a Crisis
Developing Shared Governance
Contingent Appointments and Faculty Governance

Collective Bargaining

Bargaining in Times of Economic Uncertainty
Using Compensation Data in Collective Bargaining
Negotiating Contingency: Devising a Practical Workplan
Negotiating Health Care in Your Collective Bargaining Agreements
Arbitration: The End of the Line
Good Faith Bargaining

Financial Exigency

Financial Exigency and Program Elimination during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Chapter and Conference Skills

How (and Why) to Start an AAUP Chapter
Digital Engagement and Mobilization during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Going Viral: How to Elevate Your Message Online
Intro to Social Media: Facebook Pages and Beyond
Building a Chapter Website
Three-part series  The AAUP Redbook | How to Read a Faculty Handbook | Conference and Chapter Committee A Matters
Working with the Media
The Art of the Information Request

Work and Family

Pregnancy in the Academy
Family and Medical Leave Act

Teaching and Research

Remote Teaching and Its Impact on Intellectual Property
Teaching Evaluation
Intellectual Property
Academic Freedom in the Classroom

 


Webinar Materials Archive

Websites: A Guide to the Basics

This training is designed for chapter leaders and field staff interested in setting up and using a website for both member and public outreach. Dwight Brady, the president of the AAUP chapter at Northern Michigan University, discusses his experiences setting up and using a website for the NMU-AAUP chapter. 

Presenters: Dwight Brady, president of NMU-AAUP, and Mariah Quinn, AAUP digital organizer. November 2020.

Recording | Presentation Slides

How (and Why)to Start an AAUP Chapter

If you are an AAUP member on a campus without an active chapter, or a potential member interested in what an AAUP chapter can do on your campus, this webinar is for you. You'll learn how to form an AAUP chapter and how a chapter can help you change the status quo. From drafting bylaws to organizing your colleagues to fight for shared governance and better working conditions, we will give you the tools and knowledge you need to start an AAUP chapter at your institution. 

Presenters: Michael Magee, AAUP organizer, and Bethany Letiecq, president of the George Mason AAUP chapter. November 2020.

Recording | Presentation Slides 

Related Resources: Starting a Chapter web page | One-pagers on Academic Freedom, Shared Governance, Tenure | AAUP Constitution

Emails and Action Network

This training is designed for chapter leaders and field staff interested in setting up an email program using the Action Network toolset. lt covers the basics of setting up an email and uploading lists, and gives some examples of how the toolset is being used in practice by the Ohio Conference and the AAUP national office for member outreach and online actions. 

Presenters: Sara Kilpatrick, executive director of the Ohio Conference of the AAUP, and Mariah Quinn, AAUP digital organizer. November 2020.

Recording | Related Resources

Shared Governance during a Crisis

Financial exigency, force majeure, program cuts, reduction in force—these are the challenges that faculty governance faces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under pressure, administrations may seek to minimize the faculty role in making key decisions about these matters in which faculty should have primary responsibility. This session will help you understand the AAUP’s recommended standards for faculty governance. We will also review relevant research highlighting the standard roles that faculty play throughout US higher education.

Presenters: Allison Buskirk-Cohen, a faculty member at Delaware Valley University and a member of the AAUP’s Committee on College and University Governance; Hans-Joerg Tiede, a senior program officer with the national AAUP. October 2020.

 Recording | Presentation Slides | Related Resources

Financial Exigency and Program Elimination during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Provides an overview of recommended AAUP-supported standards on financial exigency and program elimination that should be included in faculty handbooks and collective bargaining agreements, material particularly revelant during the COVID-19 crisis.

Presenter: Hans-Joerg Tiede, AAUP senior program officer and Mark Criley, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University. October 2020.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Digital Engagement and Mobilization during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webinar addressed tactics and tools for improving digital engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, never more important as traditional field organizing is limited by quarantines and closures. The webinar focused on the Slack platform for communicating within chapters and the Action Network Platform. A second part of the webinar will be held later in the summer.

Presenters: Monica Owens, issue campaigns organizer for the AAUP, and Mariah Quinn, the digital organizer for the AAUP. June 2020.

Recording | Helpful tools document

Bargaining in Times of Economic Uncertainty

Provides members of AAUP collective bargaining chapters strategies for bargaining in times of economic uncertainty. It covers both midterm bargaining and negotiations for successor contracts and examines creative tactics for negotiating financial, workload and professional topics and prioritizing issues and proposals. 

Presenters: Sarah Lanius, AAUP field service representative, and Michael Mauer, AAUP senior labor advisor. April 2020.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Remote Teaching and Its Impact on Intellectual Property

Reviews the impact of the move to remote teaching as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on copyright and intellectual property. Participants discuss what faculty can do to protect their intellectual property and how they can use copyrighted material in remote teaching.

Presenters: Brandy Karl, head of the Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright, Penn State University; Judith Kullberg, Eastern Michigan University; David Sanders, Purdue University; Monica Owens, AAUP senior program officer; Aaron Nisenson, AAUP senior counsel. April 2020.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Intro to Social Media: Facebook Pages and Beyond

This 30 minute introduction to social media best practices and strategy is designed for beginners. We focus on tactics around Facebook Pages: how can you build a page, generate content, schedule posts, improve reach, and influence the people you want to reach? 

Presenter: Mariah Quinn, AAUP digital organizer. October 2019.

Recording | Q&A Document

Pregnancy in the Academy

Explains how the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and other federal laws related to pregnancy apply to the academic workplace. Addresses such issues as the differences between pregnancy disability leave and family medical leave, sources of leave entitlements, academic employees’ rights, and how to file a complaint if rights are violated. Note that this webinar is based on the AAUP guidebook Pregnancy in the Academy and covers some of the same material (the guidebook is more comprehensive).

Presenter: Saranna Thornton is a professor of economics and business at Hampden-Sydney College and the author of the AAUP’s guidebook Pregnancy in the Academy. November 2016.

Recording | Presentation SlidesHandout

Working with Faculty Handbooks

Reviews AAUP principles that should be included in faculty handbooks and considers ways in which institutional regulations may fall short and need to be revised.

Presenters: Hans-Joerg Tiede is a senior program officer in the AAUP’s Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance. Irene Mulvey is a faculty member at Fairfield University and a member of the AAUP’s executive committee. October 2016. 

Recording | Presentation Slides | Handout

Teaching Evaluation

Discusses trends and areas of concern in teaching evaluation, drawn from a survey of over nine thousand faculty. Reviews AAUP policies on teaching evaluation.

Presenters: Craig Vasey is chair of the AAUP Committee on Teaching, Research, and Publication. Daniel Murphy is a member of that committee. Linda Carroll is a member of the AAUP’s national Council and a former member of the committee. May 2016. 

Recording | Presentation Slides

Intellectual Property

Covers what professors need to know about university copyright policies. Discusses how copyright law interacts with copyright policies, identifies how these interactions affect professor ownership and use of copyrighted works, and applies these concepts through the use of hypothetical situations.

Presenters: Jack Lerner is assistant clinical professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, and director of the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic. Simarpreet Ahluwalia and Erica Row are UCI law students. Aaron Nisenson is AAUP senior counsel. April 2016. 

Recording | Presentation Slides | Overview of Relevant Law and Current Trends | Relevant Statutory Provisions

Academic Freedom in the Classroom

Gives an overview of what academic freedom in the classroom consists of, and discusses threats to freedom in the classroom, including attacks on the academic freedom of individual faculty; legislative attacks; policies, such as those concerning trigger warnings, that may threaten academic freedom; and threats posed by new teaching technologies. We also review what the national AAUP and chapters can do to protect academic freedom in the classroom.

Presenters: Henry Reichman is chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. Jonathan Rees is a faculty member at Colorado State University and a member of the AAUP’s national Council who writes about technology and education. March 2016.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Faculty Handbooks as Enforceable Contracts

Gives an overview of contract issues and case law pertaining to when faculty handbooks may be enforceable as contracts. We also familiarize participants with a state-by-state guide on the AAUP website that was developed by AAUP legal staff. We look at one example case and leave time for questions and comments. The webinar provides general legal information about this area of the law, but please note that we cannot provide specific legal advice to individuals.

Presenter Nancy Long is AAUP associate counsel and is a member of the AAUP’s legal department. January 2016. 

Recording | Presentation Slides

Using Compensation Data in Collective Bargaining

This webinar explores salary and benefits data to assist participants in the collective bargaining process. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to (1) identify high quality sources of faculty data, including the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey, (2) understand some basic strategies for gaining leverage for bargaining, and (3) utilize best practices for compensation data presentation.

Presenter John Barnshaw is the senior higher education researcher at the AAUP, where he directs the Faculty Compensation Survey. Presenter Sam Dunietz is a research and policy analyst for the AAUP. November 2015. 

RecordingPresentation Slides

Developing Shared Governance

Faculty governance is a key means by which the faculty carries out its primary responsibility for curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, and faculty status. The effectiveness of faculty governance depends upon clear, orderly organization of the faculty through either a faculty senate (or comparable body) or another structure that affords faculty the means to participate in developing and implementing policies. This webinar examines the components of a sound system of institutional governance and its main underlying principles.

Presenter Hans-Joerg Tiede is a faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University and the chair of the AAUP's Assembly of State Conferences. September 2015. 
 

 Conference and Chapter Committee A Matters

The third webinar in our series on doing Committee A work at the chapter and conference level reviews best practices for engaging in conference and chapter Committee A work, in particular when dealing with faculty members who request assistance.

Presenter Donna Young is an attorney and a staff member in the AAUP's Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance. Presenter Joerg Tiede is a faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University and a member of the AAUP's national Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. May 2015.

Recording | Presentation Slides

How to Read a Faculty Handbook

The second webinar in our series on doing Committee A work at the chapter and conference level. Advocating for the inclusion of AAUP principles in faculty handbooks and assisting faculty with questions or concerns requires familiarity with existing institutional regulations. And it requires that you be able to determine where such regulations fall short of AAUP principles. Presenter Donna Young is an attorney and a staff member in the AAUP’s Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance. Presenter Joerg Tiede is a faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University and a member of the AAUP's national Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. April 2015.

Recording | Presentation Slides | Faculty Handbook Handout

The AAUP Redbook

The first webinar in our series on doing Committee A work at the chapter and conference level. This webinar provides an overview of the newly revised Redbook, which contains the AAUP’s key policy documents. In addition, the webinar reviews core AAUP statements and terminology related to academic freedom and tenure. Presenter Donna Young is an attorney and a staff member in the AAUP’s Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance. Presenter Joerg Tiede is a faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University and a member of the AAUP's national Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. March 2015.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Negotiating Contingency: Devising a Practical Workplan

There are different paths to obtaining equity for non-tenure track faculty. One is using collective bargaining to achieve fair treatment and to enforce due process and other rights. This webinar provides guidance in the process of establishing and carrying out a bargaining agenda to address the issues of most direct concern to contingent faculty. Presenter Mike Mauer is a labor attorney who serves as senior labor advisor to the AAUP. February 2015.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Negotiating Health Care in Your Collective Bargaining Agreements

We’ve developed this webinar to review basics and terminology of health care plans, present information on national trends and examples, and tell you what information you need to gather to figure out which options are best for your members. If your chapter is in negotiations over health care plans—or expects to be in the upcoming year—this is for you. Presenter Howard Bunsis is chair of the AAUP-CBC. Presenter Rudy Fichtenbaum is AAUP president. December 2014.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Arbitration: The End of the Line

When the parties to a collective bargaining agreement disagree, and that disagreement can’t be reconciled through the grievance procedure, the last and final resort is arbitration. But what is arbitration, and what does the process accomplish? This webinar is designed to enhance comprehension of the arbitration process to help your chapter better process grievances. Presenter Mike Mauer is a labor attorney who serves as senior labor advisor to the AAUP. October 2014.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Strengthening Faculty Handbooks 

Explores the key areas that should be covered in a faculty handbook with presenters Hans-Joerg Tiede, a faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University and a member of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and Hank Reichman, first vice president of the AAUP and chair of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. September 2014.

Recording | Presentation Slides | List of Policies Frequently Used in HandbooksFaculty Handbooks as Enforceable Contracts: A State Guide

Working with the Media

This webinar offers guidance about how AAUP chapters can create good messages and get those messages across in a variety of ways, from Twitter to TV. It also covers how to assess your resources and craft a strategic message, what not to do during an interview, and the uses of different types of communications tools, including the chapter website, social media, and media releases. Presenter Greg Loving is a president of the University of Cincinnati AAUP chapter; Jeff Cramerding is communications director for the chapter. April 2014.

Recording | Presentation Slides

The Art of the Information Request

One critical element of success for AAUP chapters—both unionized and advocacy—is understanding how to obtain information. Presenter Mike Mauer, a labor attorney who serves as senior labor advisor to the AAUP, walks you through the numerous tools available for making information requests. March 2014.

Recording | Presentation Slides | Handout

Good Faith Bargaining

A grounding in the law of collective bargaining for union chapter negotiators. Presenter Mike Mauer is a labor attorney who serves as senior labor advisor to the AAUP. February 2014. 

Recording | Presentation Slides | Handout

Family and Medical Leave Act

This webinar looks at the entitlements provided by the FMLA, how they may apply to faculty, and where else you should look for leave entitlements. Presenter Saranna Thornton, professor of economics and business at Hampden-Sydney College, is co-author of the AAUP’s FMLA guidebook. December 2013.

Recording | Presentation Slides

Contingent Appointments and Faculty Governance

An overview of AAUP recommendations on the inclusion in governance of faculty members holding contingent positions. Presenter Mayra Besosa is a faculty member at California State San Marcos and former chair of the AAUP’s Committee on Contingency and the Profession. November 2013. Recording, Part One and Part Two | Presentation Slides